Got my new girls and boy - when to worm?

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Got my new girls and boy - when to worm?

Post by Miss Chooks » 18 Aug 2014, 15:22

Hello all,
At last I am a chicken keeper again! :grin: :cheers: I bought a pair of Lavender Sablepoot male & female (Harold & Annie), a white (very fluffy) pekin (Mabel) and a bearded peakin x Sablepoot (Gladys). The lady said they were about 12 - 14 weeks old and the cock about 16 weeks. Although they had food and water where they came from, room seemed a little concerning so they will think they are at the Ritz now :) I de-loused them, put them in the run, hopefully not too traumatized after travelling for about an hour, they dust-bathed for a good 30 mins (didn't see any sort of dust-bath where they came from). I sat outside the run watching them; I wanted to make sure they found the water and food. My question is, can I worm them now? Looking at where they came from I suspect they have never been wormed. I will put some photos up when I work out how: oops:

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Re: Got my new girls and boy - when to worm?

Post by drfish » 18 Aug 2014, 15:38

It certainly won't do any harm. Even if they were wormed recently, I@d do them anyway just for peace of mind.

All my lot need doing in the next week or two. Bloody painful task mixing up 2kg of pellets and worm powder every morning. :roll: :lol:
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Re: Got my new girls and boy - when to worm?

Post by ladyplumber » 18 Aug 2014, 17:54

It's much easier if you use Marriage's pre-treated pellets from FarmandPetPlace .They have 10kg and 20kg sacks.

They're situated in Wales, but they only charge £2.99 for delivery - mine arrived only 2 days after I ordered it :thumbright:
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Re: Got my new girls and boy - Arghhh sneezing chickens!

Post by Miss Chooks » 18 Aug 2014, 21:10

I now have another problem, yesterday (about an hour of bringing them home) I noticed after the 2 Sablepoots had a drink they started sneezing. Didn't think much at the time but come home after work today and they are both still sneezing. :( I checked them both, the cockerel (Harold) had a slighty wet beak but the female (Annie) seemed dry. I also noticed that when they are resting they breath in through their nostrils and out through their beak. They already have ACV in their water, will put a clove of crushed garlic in to. Should I separate them from the other 2? I have attached pictures of Harold. I have also attached a picture of a Pekin (Mabel), just wondering how old you think she is?
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